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Episode 110: The Threats Against Jesse Get Weird, Jon Haidt Diagnoses America, And The FBI Plots A Terroristic Kidnapping

Also: Elooooooooooooooooon!

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Journalists Katie Herzog and Jesse Singal scour the internet for its craziest, silliest, most sociopathic content, part of an obsessive and ill-conceived attempt to extract kernels of meaning and humanity from a landscape of endless raging dumpster fires.

Does the Twitter trans community have a problem with sexually violent threats? Will Elon Musk hurt Twitter? How accurate is Jon Haidt’s take on what is ailing American? How big a threat was the Gretchen Whitmer kidnappling plot? Is this question-heavy format for episode descriptions annoying? To discuss this episode with other Blocked and Reported subscribers, click here?

Show notes/Link:

The tweets Jesse was complaining about:

A threat to hang the likes of Kathleen Stock:

Normal stuff:

"Why The Past 10 Years Of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid":

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2022/05/social-media-democracy-trust-babel/629369/

Than Robinson on the SPLC: https://www.currentaffairs.org/2019/03/the-southern-poverty-law-center-is-everything-thats-wrong-with-liberalism

The Whitmer “kidnapping” “plot”:

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kenbensinger/fbi-michigan-kidnap-whitmer

https://reason.com/2022/04/08/gretchen-whitmer-kidnapping-plot-acquittal-fbi/

The Takes:

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/michigan-militia-trial-whitmer-kidnapping-plot-highlights-surge-violen-rcna22903

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2022/04/09/whit-a09.html

Image: People attend a Freedom Rally in support of First Amendment rights and to protest against Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, outside the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan on May 15, 2021. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images)